Amir Ali
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English   |   Bangla

Amir Ali is with the Centre for Political Studies, JNU. Earlier he taught at the Department of Political Science, Jamia Millia Islamia, and was a visiting fellow at St. Antony's College, Oxford.

POLITICS

 |   6-minute read

It’s not the economy, stupid. It’s politics!

The politics of the last one hundred years has been the story of politicians botching up economic decisions. But even as we foreground the economy, we are only devaluing the grand art of politics.

POLITICS

 |   5-minute read

Is Britain hurtling towards a suicidal no-deal Brexit? The signs are many, none of them good

The drama is devoid of all sobriety and staidness, which, we were told, were enduring characteristics of British politics.

VOICES

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I saw Mushirul Hasan rebuild Jamia Millia Islamia. Here's why I will miss him

Mushir’s distinguished career at Jamia was marked also by his courageous views on 'The Satanic Verses' controversy and free speech. He truly lived by his liberal beliefs.

VARIETY

 |   7-minute read

Theresa May: Cricketing metaphors and the end of Prime Ministerial innings

It was a cricketing metaphor used by Geoffrey Howe that was the undoing of the more long lasting Margaret Thatcher government.

POLITICS

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The face of boorish Britain - Boris Johnson’s 'Islamophobia' and Jeremy Corbyn’s 'anti-Semitism'

Sadly, over-ambitious and unscrupulous politicians are more likely to succeed electorally.

POLITICS

 |   6-minute read

Why liberal democracy loves its strongmen

From Turkey to Russia to the Philippines, democratic structures world over are crumbling.